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Fiscal Cliff Talks Go Down to Wire

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U.S. lawmakers pushed the country to the edge of the “fiscal cliff” on Sunday as they struggled to reach a last-minute deal that could protect the world’s largest economy from a politically induced recession.Read More


Hillary Clinton In Hospital With Blood Clot

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent to the hospital on Sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier this month and was being assessed by doctors, a State Department spokesman said.Read More


Rita Montalcini, Italian Biologist, Dies at 103

By JTA

Rita Levi Montalcini, an Italian biologist who defied World War II fascist anti-Semitism and went on to win a Nobel Prize in medicine, died at the age of 103.Read More


No Signs of Deal as Fiscal Cliff Looms

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The chances of a deal to prevent the U.S. economy from tumbling over a “fiscal cliff” remained uncertain on Sunday as lawmakers haggled over how to prevent taxes for all Americans from rising on New Year’s Day.Read More


New York Boy's Hoops Mitzvah

By JTA

A new basketball court in Beersheba, Israel, came to life as part of a bar mitzvah project by New Yorker Daniel Klosk.Read More


Pro-Pot Campaign Hopes To Build on Success

By Reuters

After a decades-long campaign to legalize marijuana hit a high mark in 2012 with victories in Washington state and Colorado, its energized and deep-pocketed backers are mapping out a strategy for the next round of ballot-box battles.Read More


Obama Backs Chuck Hagel But Mum on Pentagon

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President Barack Obama offered strong support for former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as the potential next U.S. defense secretary but said in remarks aired on Sunday he has not yet decided on a nominee for the Pentagon post.Read More


Paris Police Arrest Man in Anti-Semitic Attack

By JTA

Police in Paris reportedly arrested a man on suspicion that he participated in attacking a Jewish man outside a synagogue.Read More


Avigdor Lieberman Hit With Fraud Charge

By Reuters

Israeli far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman was charged on Sunday with fraud and breach of trust, allegations that prompted his resignation as foreign minister two weeks ago, justice officials said.Read More


Arab Candidate Can Run in Election: Court

By Reuters

Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Sunday an Arab lawmaker could stand in elections, overturning her disqualification by electoral officials over her participation in a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in 2010.Read More





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